[SpamCop-List] Re: Web-based forum test
jefft at spamcop.net
Mon Jan 19 14:45:04 EST 2004
Marjolein Katsma wrote:
> JT (support at spamcop.net) wrote in news:bufs5l$8bv$1 at news.spamcop.net:
>>Feel free to go to http://forum.cesmail.net/forum and try out one
>>possibility for a web-based forum system for SpamCop. This will
>>eventually change to http://forum.spamcop.net, I think.
>>Please note that you will have to register before posting.
> Even before posting....
> 1) The CSS is embedded which means it would have to ebe downloaded for
> each and every page - make it into a linked styles sheet
If you look at the page source, it appears that the CSS is embedded but
a linked CSS is commented out. I think this is so you can play with the
format, get it the way you want, then edit the linked CSS sheet to
match. I'll need to investigate how to modify the page generation
software to actually just use the linked copy.
> 2) Use fewer (background) graphics to make the page lighter - they are
Background graphics? What are you referring to? For instance, I'm
looking at one of the pages and I see a few buttons (small) and a phpbb
logo at the top. Won't these be cached by any reasonable browser from
the last 10 years or so? I really can't imagine anyone saying this page
has too much graphics. You must love lynx!
> 3) Some graphics don't have associated a text and don't have a title
> attribute, only alt text. Note for instance the icon used under "Who is
> online". Make sure that every icon that doesn't have visible associated
> text in a graphical browser will also have a title attribute so peoepl
> can find out what the heck it means without having to parse the HTML
> page source.
What icons are you referring to? Won't a graphical browser generally
show the contents of the alt tag?
I could only find a couple icons that don't have any text associated
with them and they all have title fields.
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